The Human Capital Report 2016—released yesterday by the World Economic Forum (WEF)—ranks Cambodia 100th out of 130 countries in terms of human capital development, underscoring Cambodia’s poor performance at educating and training its citizens in order to develop a competitive workforce.
Published annually, the Human Capital Report ranks countries on how well they are developing and deploying their talent. It is structured on 46 indicators that gauge education, job skill levels and economic participation.
This year, Cambodia’s ranking drop three notches. The Kingdom scored far below most other ASEAN countries, with the exception of Laos, who came at 106th, and Myanmar, who ranked 109th.
The poorest performing age group in Cambodia was the 15-24 age bracket, a reflection of the country’s deficient education system.
Finland, Norway and Switzerland topped the chart, while Singapore, at 13th, was first among the Southeast Asian nations.
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